Saturday, 29 November 2008
128. The Axl-Slash Dynamic
I love Slash like a brother
and like brothers we fight.
We’re polar opposites;
two energies in collision.
It’s a star sign thing.
A yin and yang thing.
We’ve had so many run-in’s
it’s pretty much laughable.
The last time was during
a show in Dayton, Ohio.
I’d cut my hand open and
was backstage fixing it up
when I thought I heard him
take a pot-shot at me on the mic.
So I ran out with my bandaged
hand and I confronted him
in front of twenty thousand people.
I think I told him I’d kick his ass
and I actually meant it because
I knew I could, no contest.
Of course, I’d misheard so now
I was the dick and I apologised.
Slash just stood there, sloppy and
unflappable behind his Les Paul.
We carried on playing and
delivered another killer Guns show.
And that’s the root of our success:
the anger, interplay, the spark.
Well, anyway. That’s just one incident.
It wasn’t the worst. It won’t be the last.
But I think it illustrates your point -
the fact that we’re still just crazy fuckers.